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Resources for Nonprofits

The page is updated regularly with information that may be helpful to nonprofit organizations. Get in touch with CNE or the Resource Center to learn how we can help your nonprofit reach its full potential!

Racial Injustice

Individual Work and Action

Organization-Wide Work and Action



COVID-19 Resources

COVID- 19 Curated Resources – Center for Nonprofit Excellence

COVID-19 Curated Resources – PATH Foundation

Emergency Funding



SBA COVID- 19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program

Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living Grants


Virginia Career Works – Piedmont Region Small Business Grant


Lord Fairfax Community College Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Resources

Northern Piedmont Community Foundation Emergency Response Fund

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties Community Emergency Relief Fund 

Fauquier County Department of Economic Development

Rappahannock Family Futures_Making More of Less resources_5.11.2020


More U.S. Companies and Foundations Mobilize for Covid-19 Relief Efforts (Coronavirus Grants Roundup) – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

United Way COVID-Families First Responsive 19 Community Response and Recovery Fund



General Resources

COVID-19 Updates – Culpeper County

Fauquier County COVID-19 Response – Fauquier County

COVID-19 Information – Rappahannock County

Information on COVID-19 – Independent Sector

COVID-19 Response – Foundant

Essential Advice and Resources for Nonprofits – COVID-19 / Coronavirus | Recession | Remote Work – Bloomerang

Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: Resources to Help Nonprofits – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis Communication Best Practices for Nonprofits – Prosper Strategies




What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now to Address the COVID-19 Situation – BoardSource

Engaging Your Board as You Navigate COVID-19 – BoardSource

How Board Members Can Do the Most Good in the Pandemic  – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Engaging Your Board During Covid-19: A Virtual Forum – The Chronicle of Philanthropy


Cash Flow Tool and NFF Scenario Template -Nonprofit Finance Fund


6 Tips for Managing a Virtual Workforce – sgEngage

Managing COVID-19 Talent Management Questions and Answers – NonprofitHR

It’s Different This Time: Handling Nonprofit Staff Cuts under COVID-19 – Nonprofit Quarterly


Virtual Board Meetings – BoardSource

When You Can’t Meet In Person – Joan Garry

How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings – Beth’s Blog

Zoom Video Tutorials – Zoom

8 Tips for How to Use Zoom Like a Pro – Wirecutter

The secret to making Zoom meetings meaningful for you and your coworkers -Ideas TED


Simple Tech Guide for Virtual Fundraising Events– Mobile Cause

Candid resources to advance your work during the coronavirus crisis  – Candid

Tips for a Successful Virtual Gala Experience  – sgEngage

Help for Nonprofits During the Coronavirus and Uncertain Economic Times – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Philanthropy’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)  – Candid

Raising Funds in Tough Times – Bloomerang




Looking to improve your collaborations? Looking for advice on how to build momentum and assess progress? The Action to Impact: A Coalition-Building Roadmap is designed to guide you!

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Blue Avocado


Future Fundraising Now




Nonprofit Finance Fund

Nonprofit Quarterly

Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Wild Women Fundraising




2018 Global Trends in Giving

ALICE Report

Arts & Social Impact Explorer

The Community Opportunity Map- Casey Family Programs

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Creative Commons

Data and Research Sources Useful in Grant Writing (From Laurie Jarrett Rogers- CNE trainer and Grant Writer)

The Federal Reserve

Institute for  Health Metrics and Evaluation


John Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies Nonprofit Works

Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy

National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership

Opportunity Index

Opportunity Insights

Profile of Virginia’s Uninsured 2022

Social Science Research Network



Data Visualization:

Ann K. Emery

Flowing Data

The Opportunity Atlas


Racial Dot Map

Reddit – r/dataisbeautiful


Vivid Maps



Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Putting Racism on the Table– Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Race Matters Collection – Annie E. Casey Foundation

The MSW@USC Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege – USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work




Creating a 70/20/10 work development plan – Bridgespan

All Hands on Board: The Board of Directors in an All-Volunteer Organization – BoardSource

The Roles and Responsibilities of the Board Chair and the Executive Director – Joan Garry

14 Attributes of an Effective Board – Joan Garry

A Nonprofit Dashboard and Signal Light for Boards – Blue Avocado

Do We Really Need Board Committees? – Board Source

A Nonprofit Boards Dynamics and Processes- FAQs – BoardSource

Robert’s Rules of Order Cheat Sheet for Nonprofits– BoardEffect






Technology Affinity Group (TAG)



Free webinars:

Foundation Center webinars

Nonprofit Hub webinars

Firespring webinars

Guide to the Best Free Nonprofit Webinars– Nonprofit Hub

Tax Reform – Impacts on Nonprofits and Giving – Network for Good



Local Funders:

Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties

Culpeper Wellness Foundation


Northern Piedmont Community Foundation

PATH Foundation

The Jesse & Rose Loeb Foundation